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The Spanish surname Oreau is generally thought to be a habitational name, taken from the place name Orihuela, in Alacant province.

Oreau Early Origins



The surname Oreau was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.

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Oreau Spelling Variations


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Oreau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oriheula, Orzuela, Horzuela, Oreau and others.

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Oreau Early History


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Oreau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oreau research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1668 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Oreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oreau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oreau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Oreau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rodrigo De Orihuela who immigrated to Peru in 1590 with three servants.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Oreau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oreau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 June 2014 at 16:23.

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